Canon EOS RP sales nosedive in Japan

Canon EOS RP sales nosedive in Japan
Full-frame mirrorless camera sales (image: BCN+R)

Just a month after release, the Canon EOS RP's sales have taken a nosedive in Japan – despite it being the country where compact mirrorless products, including Canon's M-series cameras, have proved the most successful. 

The report (hat tip to Canon News) comes courtesy of a story by BCN+R, a Japanese organization that aggregates point of sale data from the nation's retailers. The outlet illustrates the Canon EOS RP's sales information with an alarming graph, demonstrating the nosedive after just a month on sale. 

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.